October 06, 2010

Done blogging for a while......

It feels like a good time to take a break.  Life is busy and my posting has become sparse.  My Allie may still post occasionally about farm life and such on her blog if you want to follow her :O)

September 27, 2010

An Unwelcome Guest

I can hardly stand to look at this picture (FYI - I did not take it - Allie did).
I'm sure our slithery friend eats lots of mice, but even so, I am now looking in all directions before I enter the barn.  He is actually up in the rafters in this picture.........so creepy!

September 07, 2010

Allie's Braces Are On!

This photo was taken against her will.

I Made Ricotta!

It was very easy to do and the flavor was wonderful! I made stuffed shells with it, but next time I am going try something sweet :O)

September 01, 2010


After 3 days of "practice" milking and giving it to the pigs, chickens, and cats; we are finally ready to bring the milk to the table!  We have decided to keep the calf on Beatrice and milk her once per day (in the evening). 

Tonight she gave us 1.5 gallons of milk - probably closer to 2 if you count the rations for the cats and dog.  I'm sure she could produce a lot more milk than this, but it is already more than we would normally use in one day.  Tomorrow we will attempt to make butter :O)

August 29, 2010

It's a boy!

Welcome to the World Colin

August 25, 2010

So sweet!

Ashlyn taking the leadrope out to walk Beatrice to some new grass.

August 24, 2010

The BIG Cook!

It's like freezer cooking....only better!  And, it's easier too :O) 

If you ever cook for large groups, this book comes in very handy.  Check out the website for recipe. samples.   It is also available at Amazon.

The Big Cook

August 20, 2010

Beatrice Arrives

Isn't she lovely! She is due to calve around the 5th of September, so fresh milk is just around the corner :O)

August 19, 2010

And that's the way the money goes.......

New truck for Allan.........check!
Braces for Allie..........in process!

Milk cow for me........picking her up tomorrow!

(will post her actual picture soon)